Nancy Mulhouse

Fashion/Lifestyle As You Know It!


NO in November

Hello followers,

I have been feeling ill these last couple of days. So perfect time for a new post.

My husband gave me an idea for this one. He wants to quit a bad habit for one month in 'NO'vember.

I thought I might do the same. I got really inspired by a post of a girl who says blogging changed her as a person, but not in a good way. She said she lived for her fake friends, got as many likes as possible, took selfies with people she hardly knew... So that's why I'm doing this...

'NO'vember equals

- Clearing out my list of friends on Instagram and Facebook. So NO to people who don't really care or want to be my friend!

- NO to all the haters! I know there are some people who talk bad behind my back. I'm a strong person, but it really does hurt my feelings. So please, don't read this blog, if you only use it to mock me! I'm a full-time working mom and this blog is my half an hour weekly escape from reality. So if you don't like it, don't read it. I know you do!

So what are your NO's in November? Please let me know!




Happy Halloween

Hello there,

The leaves are falling from the trees; it's getting colder, darker... Almost time for Halloween!

I never understood the fuss about Halloween until I lived in England. We never celebrated this in Belgium when we were little. It's only a common thing for a few years now.

When I lived in England we would spend days making our costumes, loved it. Now it's more a thing with the kids: Making pumpkin soup or other spooky food... I love the website of Annabel Karmel. 
Here you'll find the yummiest recipes for children. Check out these Halloween bites here.

So what are your spooky plans?



Roadtrip with my bff's...


One thing I have learned over the last couple of years is that many friends come and go, but only the real ones are in for the long run. I'm very lucky to have a few of them.

I just got home from this amazing trip with my best friends from Uni. We are friends for over 10 years. We met in the first days on our first year as graphic design students, up till now we're  still friends... Super proud! With two of them we went to Uni in Exeter, one stayed at home.

I love them so much and every time we see each other we feel like 18 again!

So last week I went on this roadtrip with Ellen and Charlotte. One of our English friends was getting married and that is of course the best excuse ever to go on a little roadtrip. It was hard to leave my men at home, but I really enjoyed it.

On wednesday we left. After work I had to pick up Ellen in Antwerp and then we drove straight to Charlotte, who drove us to Calais. First stop in England was Basingstoke. I think we were in good company :-) as you can see below.

After an amazing fry-up in the morning, we were off to Exeter. It really is my second home. I lived here first on my own and then my friends joined me the year after. I still have a soft spot for this amazing city.

After some shopping we went to see Gemma and her lovely family. So nice to see her too! She lives in this amazing town St.Austell, not much to do but it's such a beautiful place. Don't you think? The weather was also really amazing! I had the best dessert ever here: Eton Mess; love it.

The next day we went of to Porthtowan. We met up with our other friend Tara for her last meal as a bachelorette. It was such a nice evening!

On Saturday we had the wedding. Hardly saw anything so special and intimate. It was right near the beach, so magical. It was probably one of the coolest ceremonies I have ever seen! Followed by some Kirr and Fish 'n Chips. Later on, the festivities moved to another venue. We had some Tortilla's with amazing salsa as a starter, then Chili con Carne as a main, followed by Mister Whippy in his Icecreamvan. I had an amazing 99 flake :-) Later on there were also really appetising pizza's to keep you moving all night.

The day after we were a bit sad of course; we had to say goodbye again to our amazing friends... Off to Exeter again. We did a bit of last minute shopping and then we left to Portsmouth. Our last stop. Because it was sunday we had to have a roast to finish off.

On monday it was mainly driving to the ferry for the journey back home. It was an amazing trip and I miss my friends already...



6 years of marriage
= three special men in my life.


It's been a while. I've been super busy at work, at home... everywhere.

My husband and I are married for 6 years already and we celebrated it by just spending some quality time with our family.

I was 25 when I got married and I am just so blessed to have my own little family. If I think back to the day we got married I really wouldn't have thought we would have this today! The members have doubled; we went from 2 to 4! My men mean the world to me! Touch wood that everything stays this good. Everyone is healthy and next summer we can hopefully move in our new house! Can’t wait!

See you next time!



Must-have sweater


I had a bit of a holiday where I spent most of the time working on the renovation of our house. But now it's back to work, but I don't care because I like my work.

We have a new guest designer at JBC: Elodie Ouedraogo. You may know her as the Athlete who won a silver medal at the Olympics, but most of all she's a real fashionista.

She designed a sweater collection for our company. It's a very versatile collection; embellishments with sequins, rhinestones and stitched designs make it extra chic. I must say I really love the sequenced sweater with gold!

Sweaters are for sure the new must-have items: they can be so fashionable.

What do you think of this collection?

© Elodie for JBC

© Elodie for JBC

© Elodie for JBC

© Elodie for JBC

© Elodie for JBC

© Elodie for JBC
Sweat dreams




Converse Loves Missoni

Good things are meant to last, and that is why Missoni & Converse have released a new collaborative set of sneakers for the eight time!
I love the unique aesthetic of Italian fashion house Missoni! How cute are they? The signature zigzag knitwear aesthetic adorns both high- and low-top versions of the iconic Chuck Taylor All-Stars.

These ones are my favourite!

Which ones do you like?

They are available exclusively at Nordstrom and Converse’s webstore within a reasonable pricerange.

Take care



I am hungry, though... not just for enchiladas


I love Blake Lively aka Serena van der Woodsen :-), always have, always will. I like her looks, her natural flair, her clothing... If I were a man SHE would be my dream woman.

I recently discovered she is behind the site 'PRESERVE.US'. It's a lifestyle website, kind of similar description to Gwyneth's Goop site. But I think content wise; Goop and Preserve are two different sites. One woman is over her forties and the other one in her twenties. That shows. I do love both sites as I am in my thirties :-).

Blake describes her own website in a really nice quote: "The function of Preserve is part magazine, part e-commerce hub, part philanthropic endeavour and above all, a place to showcase the power of imagination, ingenuity, quality, and above all, people."

You can save your favourite articles in a special drawer, that's what I like the most! The shop is amazing as well. You can buy everything from necklaces to ketchup, all within a reasonable price range.

Preserve also aims to provide “5,000 children a meal, 2,000 children a blanket, and 2,700 children a warm hoodie, all within the US”. All bits and pieces can help. It is a nice gesture.

So please check it out and let me know what you think!